My Success Story – Direshni Naiker

Direshni enrolled in our Carbon Footprint Assessment course in Durban in July 2014 as well as our Environmental Strategy course in Johannesburg in November 2015.

How did you find out about Terra Firma Academy?

A past student referred me.

What drove you to search for training in the first place?

I wanted to differentiate myself and learn a new skill.

What was your expectation of the training, and was it met, superseded or not quite what you expected?

The training was interactive and novel with training approaches that were geared towards information retention and comprehension.

Have you done any similar short courses, and if so, how did they compare?

Yes, comparatively the Terra Firma Academy courses are better due to the comprehensive theoretical and practical components. Another major plus is the post course advisory/supportive role the team at Terra Firma Academy play.

What is your success story – how did the training help you achieve your goals?

The Terra Firma Academy course I attended was the cornerstone of my professional development, it facilitated my entry into a leading national sustainable company and has served as the foundation of many accomplishments thereafter.

Did the training you did come up in your job interview?

Yes. In my current position.

Have you managed to use the learning and insight you gained from the training in your job?

Yes, I now handle a multi-national organisational emissions footprint.

Now that you have experienced the benefits of training to ‘get ahead’/find a job, what is your next step in terms of your career?

Continue to up-skill as a point of differentiation in an increasingly difficult employment market. Parting in the words of Ben Franklin: “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest!”